detroitJames Newton Howard has been hired to score the upcoming dramatic thriller Detroit. The film is directed by Kathryn Bigelow (Point Break, The Hurt Locker, Zero Dark Thirty) and stars John Boyega, Will Poulter, Algee Smith, Jacob Latimore, Jason Mitchell, Hannah Murray, Kaitlyn Dever, Jack Reynor, John Krasinski and Anthony Mackie. The movie is set against the backdrop of Detroit’s devastating riots that took place over five haunting summer days in 1967. Mark Boal (Zero Dark ThirtyThe Hurt Locker) wrote the screenplay. Bigelow and Boal are also producing the project with Megan Ellison (American HustleHerFoxcatcher), Matthew Budman and Colin Wilson (War of the WorldsThe Lost World: Jurassic Park). Detroit will be released nationwide on August 4, 2017 by Annapurna Pictures. Visit the official movie website for updates on the film.

  1. ubirajara says:

    James Newton Howard has been hired to do another movie: 🙂

    It’s an action thriller: 🙁

  2. micahelFilmmusic says:

    Why didnt she hire a female composer ?????

  3. Marty says:

    That’s amazing. Finaly JNH can show his skills in a more serious film after scoring mainly fantasy pictures for some years. Can’t wait to see the movie and listen to the score – and MAYBE this will be again an Oscar Nom for James Newton Howard!!!

  4. Ted says:

    Just checked out the soundtrack as the movie is being released today. Some great tunes but I was wondering why Gordon Lightfoot’s Black Day in July is not in it – the song is about the Detroit riots – would have been the perfect intro or ending tune.